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Celebrating 40 years of the RNCM

15 November 2012

Today is the beginning of a landmark year ahead for the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. Founded in 1973 when the Northern School of Music and the Royal Manchester College of Music merged, the RNCM has, over the past four decades, nurtured over 5,500 students, many of whom […]

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A concert with a difference…

15 November 2012

Categories: RNCM Archives Blog

Tonight the RNCM will host a very special event, recreating the programme from the first ever concert given by the College 40 years ago (7 November 1972).  However, the key difference is that tonight’s concert will be held in its 'proper' location, the College's Concert Hall. 40 years ago, the Concert Hall wasn't quite ready and […]

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Louise Brooks: Doing it Herself

2 November 2012

‘In writing the history of a life, I believe absolutely that the reader cannot understand the character and deeds of the subject, unless he is given a basic understanding of the person's sexual loves and hates and conflicts . . .’ Louise Brooks. Unwilling to bow to the film studio system of the 1920s; independent […]

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